I pretty much agree, this might be a whole different situation. Some physicality & blitz packages up front could really distrupt our rhythm. We just don't know until they line up in the trenches...
Their linebackers are the concern, not their defensive line. They have athletes, but our offensive line can handle their defensive line. Their backers can blitz and run, so that's the concern. With that being said, Sarkesian and Mac will have a plan. Georgia's secondary cannot hang with Smith, Waddle, and Metchie. Not saying we score 50 and that we won't have times of struggle, but I think we hit 40 points.
We may need that many but I do not see it happening. I see the UGA defense the way I used to see the Bama defenses of old. I know there were a few teams that the really good Bama defenses struggled with and those were more spread HUNH offenses with a mobile QB. Jones is not the true mobile QB nor is the offense a HUNH. We do have some athletes for sure and we are not required play smash mouth football. We will make some plays just not sure if we make enough to score 40 points. I would be pleasantly surprised if we go over 30. Honestly what I am hoping for is a much improved D to hold their points products down simply because of the offensive scheme UGA plays. We need that so that the offense is not under pressure to score on as many possession which I think would be to much to ask in this game.
Understandable with your concerns there. My question to you is, who has Georgia played that is even in the stratosphere of Alabama offensively, athletically, and just size and speed? Tennessee, Auburn, and Arkansas don't have the running backs, receivers, or quarterbacks that we have. Tennessee could possibly say they have a similar offensive line, but Auburn and Arkansas cannot. I'm not saying we blow them out of the water like we did Ole Miss offensively, but I just cannot see them stopping our record setting offense. The key will be Miller Forestall. If he can keep the backers guessing, Najee can gash them and set them up for deeper plays with Smith, Waddle, and Metchie. LeCounte will have his hands full. If the "great" Derrick Stingley cannot stop our guys, Tyson Campbell, Eric Stokes, and DJ Daniel won't. I see Georgia's defense a lot like LSU's last year with some guys that can make plays and run, but they clearly aren't even close offensively to that LSU team and won't be able to keep up.
|Alabama||6th- 168.4||2nd- 342.2||2nd - 47.2||2nd - 510.8|
|LSU||7th - 166.8||1st - 401.6||1st - 48.4||1st - 568.4|
I'm not really worried about Georgia's defense. I think they are really good, but I also think it's skewed due to a few teams with bottom tier offenses as your statistics show to this point. Our offense looks amazing. I also know they can't remain near perfect all season long in efforts of carrying a defense. It's simply not probable.
The lowest output last year was right at 375 yards against Arkansas last season when scoring 35. No one stopped Bama's offense last season. I don't get how you think they didn't maintain the offensive production when the numbers reflect they did.
Underestimating in my view.